Deputy President William Ruto has on Saturday 17 October 2020 skipped a Parliamentary meeting that was held at the State House as he toured Meru County to popularize his hustler narrative movement.
President Uhuru Kenyatta in the afternoon met with the entire Parliamentary leadership team comprising of House and Committee leaders from both the Senate and National Assembly.
The meeting’s agenda is to discuss the government’s development agenda.
William Ruto however, decided to go missing and visited Igembe South constituency in Meru and was welcomed by his one of his allies John Mwirigi where they conducted a series of rallies.
William Ruto made a stopover in Maua town where he made a few promises to the residents.
He revealed that the government has already set aside Ksh. 1 billion to complete all roads in Maua town.
“We agreed to form the Jubilee government with the people of Maua town. We have several roads here that are being upgraded for the benefit of miraa farmers and residents. We have set aside KSh. 1 billion to complete all roads in Maua town to make it a city,” he said.
He also stated that the government supports the competitiveness of small businesses by providing insights to cope with operational distresses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This he said as he bought bananas from traders along Maua-Kimongoro Road.
“We are supporting the competitiveness of small businesses by extending monetary boost and providing insights to cope with operational distresses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic so that they can continue to spark innovation, generate jobs and stimulate the growth of our economy,” he said.
Ruto was accompanied by several leaders including the area Senator Mithika Linturi, MPs John Mwirigi (Igembe South), Gichunge Kabeabea (Tigania East), Indikiri Mugambi (Buuri), Raheem Dawood (North Imenti), Beatrice Nkatha (Tharaka Nithi),Rehema Jaldesa (Woman Rep, Isiolo).
Others were Cecily Mbarire (nominated), Aisha Jumwa (Malindi), Didmus Barasa(Kimilili), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Nimrod Mbai (Kitui East), Kimani Ichungw’ah (Kikuyu), George Theuri (Embakasi West) and Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira).